You have heard how important it is to care for your teeth by practicing good oral health care habits.
If you ever wonder why it is important to visit the dentist at least twice a year it is because your dentist can help prevent disease such as gum disease.
Gum disease is a very common disease and as you get older it becomes more common.
As you age, your mouth will naturally change and you may need dentures. Visiting your dentist often can help you and your family makes smart choices.
Here are tips to help you improve your smile.
Eat Better Meals
Good nutrition is the cornerstone to a healthy body and mind. Your teeth relay on the nutrients form the food you eat. Eating snacks that are loaded with sugar will cause cavities. But reaching for healthy snacks, like carrots and apples can improve your smile.
Try to avoid sugar, like cookies, dried fruits, and even granola bars, the sugar found in these foods can stay on your teeth and cause more bacteria build up.
Choosing healthier snacks can help you feel better.
Rinse Your Mouth with Water
Acid production from bacterial will always cause plaque and this will occur within 20 minutes of eating any type of food; in order to avoid getting tooth decay, rinse your mouth out after your eat, with water. You can even drink water throughout the day, which will also improve your oral health.
Floss and Brush Everyday
Flossing is a great way to improve your oral health. Many people don't do it because they say it hurts.
But doing it often will reduce the pain. It is kind of like working out, the more you do it the stronger your body will be. Says Dr. Marostica, dentist in Tigard.